US Weekly Shills Celebrity Starvation Diet To Young Girls Everywhere

Most celeb followers know by now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna were born again by their mutual trainer, Tracy Anderson, who has her clients work out for 2 hours a day, six days a week. But in addition to the exercise regime, Anderson also puts her clients on a strict diet that allows no processed food, dairy or spices ("They're bloating and upset your digestive system, which causes you to store fat"), oil and sauces ("They're just added calories"), and discourages drinking alcohol or caffeine (sip 1.5 to 3 liters of water daily instead)." And while this does sorta make sense (since processed foods are the devil's work and all, though I'm not exactly sure what spice every did to hurt anyone), the portions allowed seem, well, a bit extreme. (But then again, adherence to it will apparently ensure that you lose 5 lbs a week, which is clearly all a girl could ever ask for, right?) After the jump, three days' worth of the sample menus given by Anderson to US Weekly for the magazine's readers to enjoy starve themselves with.

Sunday
Breakfast
2 poached eggs with 3 slices veggie bacon
Lunch
3 oz fresh turkey breast with ½ cup each of chopped cucumber and tomatoes
Dinner
3 to 5 oz grilled salmon with ½ cup steamed Brussels sprouts or ½ cup steamed spinach

Monday

Breakfast

1 cup vanilla — or plain — nonfat rice milk and one poached egg

Lunch

2 sushi rolls (about 10 pieces total) of your choice (none should include mayo, nor may you add soy sauce)

Snack

1 cup soy pudding

Dinner

3 to 5 oz grilled chicken breast with ½ cup steamed spinach

Tuesday

Breakfast

1 cup vanilla — or plain — nonfat rice milk and one poached egg

Lunch

2 celery stalks with 2 to 4 tsp almond butter

Dinner

3 to 5 oz fresh turkey breast with 1 sweet potato

Is this, um, enough food? I'm just not convinced that 2 teaspoons of almond butter and some celery sticks a meal makes. As reader "Sylvia" put it: "While I am horribly offended by US Weekly [posting this] on a site that is primarily read by 15 year old girls (and 30 year old me), I am not that surprised. Some girl will post this diet plan on Teen Vogue's pro-ana board in 3 . . . 2. . . 1. . ."

How To Lose 20 Lbs in 6 Weeks [US Weekly]